Curriculum and Instruction

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Instruction During COVID-19: Less Learning Time Drives Fears of Academic Erosion

Schools struggled to balance the tension between high expectations and the need for flexibility, a challenge that will likely continue next school year. (May 28, 2020)

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Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Spotlight on Literacy Instruction

The state of literacy and early reading instruction is changing. In this Spotlight, explore the science behind how children learn to read, consider why it’s challenging to alter established reading practices, and learn how to make reading instruction more efficient.

Spotlight on Math Instruction 2020
As new research emerges, experts are exploring how to teach and approach math courses. In this Spotlight, discover how educators are targeting students’ math anxiety, addressing inequities within math education, and incorporating math concepts into civics.

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Tech Use Surges Under COVID-19: Where Does Artificial Intelligence Fit In?
Education Week’s final installment of its three-part series on ed-tech issues examines the role of artificial intelligence in K-12 teaching and learning and the management of schools.

Getting Reading Right
In this ongoing series, “Getting Reading Right,” Education Week will interrogate the cognitive science behind how kids acquire foundational reading skills, with a focus on the earliest elementary readers, in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Leveling the Playing Field in Math
For nearly 30 years, the nation’s lowest-performing students have gained no ground in math. Educators are trying bold approaches—almost all of them in use now, remotely—to help all students succeed at math.

Social-Emotional Learning: Making It Work
he challenges and opportunities for teaching social-emotional learning when students are in school, and when they aren't.

Citizen Z: An Educaton Week Project
To better understand the role of education in America’s current civics crisis, Education Week has undertaken a long-term investigation. See the results of that work.

Special Report: The New World Of Work
Students may need new and different skills—such as creativity or data know how—to thrive in the emerging economy. This special report explores what some schools are doing to meet those needs and what employers want from their new hires.

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Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

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It involves pivoting between two laptops, students online and in person, and a lot of safety precautions, writes teacher Mary M. McConnaha.
October 28, 2020 – Education Week
From registration to balloting, COVID-19's disruption is adding friction for young people casting their first votes. Some are helping others navigate the process.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Support for in-person teaching is rising, but hybrid approaches to instruction remain the most popular, an EdWeek Research Center survey finds.
October 15, 2020 – Education Week
Joe Biden says character is on the ballot, but we need more of it in our schools, argues Character.org president Arthur Schwartz.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
An in-depth review has concluded the program should be discontinued as an option for full distance learning in Hawaii’s public schools.
October 13, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
Many educators discuss the importance of voting with our students, but that's not always enough, writes teacher Julie Rine Holderbaum.
October 20, 2020 – Education Week
Leaders of four districts that made the leap share what’s working—and what’s not—as in-person classes get underway.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
President Trump and the U.S. Department of Education are wrong to target the valuable toolkit, argue David E. DeMatthews and Terri N. Watson.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week
Concerns about screen time are not new—but they are heightened when kids across the country are spending much of their school day online.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
This year’s norm-breaking election has introduced a host of new challenges for social studies and civics teachers, who are already trying to navigate a polarized political climate.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week

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